Weekly Blog Post #3

Published: 06/12/2023

Hello readers!
My name is Durlabh Pathak, and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. I'll be sharing my progress during the Google Summer of Code 2023 program here. My involvement revolves around two projects, namely "UI Improvements for Subscription Management" and "System-Wide User Defaults."

What did I do this week?

My main goal continues to be gaining a thorough understanding of the system-wide user defaults and their intended functionality within the existing system. In pursuit of this, I started developing a basic user interface for the system-wide user defaults in my local development environment. Unfortunately, I encountered difficulties in accessing certain features due to a malfunctioning environment, which hindered my progress. However, I have since resolved this issue by setting up a new local environment. This setback has provided me with an opportunity for improvement, as it has made me aware of previously unknown options in the previous build. Therefore, I am now building upon this knowledge..

What is next?

I am still focused on my objective of finalizing the basic HTML design for the user interface. The goal is to create a user-friendly and intuitive interface that enables site administrators to set default options for new subscribers across all lists in the system. Once the frontend development is complete, my next step will be to establish the necessary backend connectivity. This ensures a seamless interaction between the user interface and the underlying functionality of the system.

Did I get stuck anywhere?

I didn't encounter any difficulties this week, but I need to accelerate my timeline in order to compensate for previous setbacks.